You can handle Moissanite the same way you handle diamond during repair and reconstruction of Moissanite Jewelry.

The main points to note are:

• Moissanite has a Mohs hardness scale of 9.25 compared with diamond that has a Mohs hardness of 10. Do not use abrasives that contain silicon carbide or diamond. This will scratch Moissanite.

• Set Moissanite just like the way you set diamonds or other precious gemstones.

• If Moissanite is forced into the bearing and is pressed hard up against the adjacent Moissanite during the setting process, it is likely that the jewel will break.

• Square brilliant Moissanite has a straight girdle and shallow crowns and is prone to breakage at the girdle if force is applied. Extra care is needed for this cut during the setting process.

• Moissanite can withstand higher temperature than diamond. Moissanite can be cast in situ especially for channel set and rub over settings. Upon heating Moissanite will turn red/yellow but will eventually return to its original color once it is cooled. This color change phenomenon is an inherent property of Moissanite.

• Moissanite is safe in an ultrasonic hot bath.

• You can boil Moissanite in acid as you can with diamond.

• You can also apply heat protection agents like boric acid, alcohol or borax and water to Moissanite.

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